25+ Low-Sodium Dinner Recipes for Healthy Aging

As we age, you will need to restrict sodium consumption. Extra sodium consumption can enhance your danger of hypertension and coronary heart illness, particularly as you become old. These dinner recipes meet the American Coronary heart Affiliation’s suggestions for a low-sodium weight-reduction plan so you possibly can management your sodium. Recipes like these spicy black bean arepas and one-pan baked rooster and asparagus are scrumptious and wholesome.

Bake rooster and asparagus in a single pan

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On this rooster and asparagus recipe, we use one baking sheet to shortly put together dinner, together with greens. Thinly pounding the rooster helps it prepare dinner shortly together with the carrots and potatoes, whereas including asparagus to the meal. It is a fast dinner you may come again to repeatedly.

Rooster cutlets with sun-dried tomato cream sauce

Though a rooster cutlet could also be a rooster breast minimize in half, this recipe exhibits make a rooster cutlet with double the flavour. A jar of sun-dried tomatoes does double responsibility for this wholesome dinner recipe. The flavorful oil packed within the rooster is used to fry the rooster, and the tomatoes are stirred into the cream sauce.

Shrimp taco with avocado cream

These lean, protein-packed shrimp prepare dinner tremendous shortly, making them the right taco filling for a fast weeknight dinner that is additionally spectacular and flavorful sufficient for a weekend ceremonial dinner. We additionally loaded up on the crunchy veggies and did not skimp on the seasoning.

Linguine with creamy mushroom sauce

This straightforward pasta recipe is an excuse to purchase the wild mushrooms out there in lots of grocery shops nowadays. Or in case you desire white buttons, they’ll work effectively too. Creamy linguine is prepared in 40 minutes, so it is fast sufficient for a simple weeknight recipe, however appears to be like ok for entertaining.

Baked balsamic rooster pasta with zucchini noodles

Filled with tons of veggies and tons of taste, this rooster pasta is impressed by the elements present in a Caprese salad.

Lemon garlic pasta with salmon

Questioning what to do with leftover salmon? It is a scrumptious and simple option to flip it into one other fast weeknight dinner. Remember to order a number of the pasta water, as its starch thickens the lemon-garlic pasta sauce and makes it silky clean.

Avocado-Türkiye Cake Sliders

As an alternative of serving it on conventional buns, these turkey slices are sandwiched inside mini avocado pits for a wise (and low-carb) meal — why put avocado in your burger when you possibly can put your burger on avocado? The short pickled onions are a phenomenal and flavorful topping, and the chipotle mayonnaise is what seals the deal. Bonus: The burgers are cooked on the griddle, so it is simple to whip up an entire batch.

Arepa with spicy black beans

These corn desserts are a well-liked type of flatbread in Colombia and Venezuela. Arepas are constructed from pre-cooked cornmeal and served heat with butter or cheese, or break up, opened, and stuffed or lined, as we did right here. Our arepa filling is full of fragrant spices and greens to raise the dish.

Zucchini Noodles with Fast Turkey Bolognese

Ditch the common pasta (and most carbs) and exchange it with spiralized zucchini “noodles” in these ready-to-eat meals. Zoodles shortly flip gentle and fluffy when the vegetable-packed Bolognese is heated within the microwave.

Grilled salmon and tomatoes with garlic and olives

Maintain mess to a minimal with this straightforward dinner. Roast cherry tomato halves alongside salmon fillets and make a scrumptious topping with olives, garlic, and thyme on this straightforward, fuss-free dinner.

Scrambled eggs with curry

This mildly spiced Indian scrambled eggs recipe makes a light-weight lunch or gentle dinner. Place the curried eggs in a heat whole-wheat tortilla or Indian flatbread, equivalent to paratha, which might be present in a freezer case at Indian markets. Served with a bit of yogurt.

Parmesan rooster and peppers full of quinoa

Rooster Parm will get a enjoyable low-carb, gluten-free twist with these tacky stuffed peppers with rooster and quinoa. Serve with salad for a wholesome dinner that is additionally straightforward to arrange.

White beans and eggs with pancetta and fennel

Pancetta (bacon stomach) is analogous in style and texture to ham (which is bacon and smoked pork stomach). Yow will discover it close to bacon in lots of grocery shops.

Cajun type pork and shrimp pasta

Cajun seasoning provides taste and spice to this scrumptious pork and shrimp pasta dish. Our recipe requires salt-free seasoning to scale back sodium content material, or you could have the choice of creating your individual Cajun seasoning mix.

Beef tenderloin with pomegranate sauce and farro pilaf

This recipe proves that roasting after which basting with vibrant flavors is one of the best ways to prepare dinner beef tenderloin. Double pomegranate juice and molasses add a fruity taste to the sauce.

Shrimp Cobb Salad with Dijon Dressing

We have changed the rooster with shrimp on this scrumptious and simple tackle the basic Cobb salad. This satisfying salad solely takes about 20 minutes to arrange, so it is excellent for a weekend dinner, however elegant sufficient to serve to friends.

Roasted potatoes with ham and broccoli

Use leftover cooked pork to assemble these straightforward Roast Pork Baked Potatoes. Add steamed broccoli and cheddar cheese to finish this straightforward, wholesome dinner.

Polenta muffins with poached eggs and avocado

Pre-cooked polenta makes this scrumptious, wholesome breakfast straightforward. Serving straightforward boiled eggs on a mattress of arugula is a good way to start out your day by day vegetable consumption.

Skillet Lemon Rooster and Potatoes with Cabbage

This straightforward one-pan roasted lemon rooster is ideal for a weeknight dinner. Tender rooster thighs are cooked in the identical pan as child potatoes and kale for a satisfying meal with minimal cleanup.

Curried tofu and greens with zucchini noodles

For this fast Thai-inspired curry recipe, we have mixed tofu and plenty of veggies with a scrumptious sauce made with purple curry paste, lime juice, and coconut milk. Serve the curry over barely heat zucchini noodles for further greens in your weekend dinner. Bonus: All the things is cooked in a single pan, so there’s just one pan to clean after dinner.

Portobello mushroom pizza with arugula salad

Roasted portobello mushrooms make up the pizza crust on this comforting particular person “pizza.” A straightforward arugula facet salad makes a energetic accompaniment.

Honey mustard rooster with asparagus farotto

Risotto will get a whole-grain improve by changing farro (a sort of wheat) with white rice. Farotto provides a chewy, nutty taste, plus a further 4 grams of fiber per serving.

Basic mac and cheese

No fancy elements right here, simply scrumptious consolation meals. You possibly can get pleasure from this tremendous tacky mac and cheese in the identical period of time it takes to prepare dinner the boxed model. Entire-wheat noodles add fiber, whereas sharp cheddar cheese provides richness. A beneficiant contact of black pepper balances the salty taste of the cheese.

Shepherd’s pie with cauliflower

On this straightforward shepherd’s pie recipe, we maintain the carbs below management through the use of creamy mashed cauliflower as an alternative of mashed potatoes. The mince filling is cooked in the identical pan used to bake the pie, making meeting (and clean-up) a breeze.

Rooster and spinach pasta with lemon and parmesan

This one-pan pasta that mixes lean rooster breasts and sautéed spinach for a one-pot meal is garlicky and lemony and is finest served with a little bit parm on high. I name it ‘Mum’s Skillet Pasta’ and I’ve known as it ‘Devon’s favourite pasta’. Both manner, it is a fast and simple weeknight dinner we made collectively and scribbled down on a little bit recipe card greater than a decade in the past, and it stays in my weekly dinner rotation to at the present time. It is a easy dinner that the entire household will love.

One bowl of shrimp and spinach

Shrimp, spinach, and garlic brown and prepare dinner shortly for a easy one-pot dinner for the week. An on the spot sauce made energetic with lime juice, heat crushed purple pepper, and herbed parsley. Serve with a slice of whole-wheat baguette to mop up each final drop of sauce.

Skillet Rooster Potpie

Retailer-bought pie crust, frozen veggies, and pre-cooked rooster simplify prep for this straightforward pie. This wholesome dinner recipe is consolation meals at its finest.

Grilled black shrimp taco

Give these juicy shrimp tacos a Cajun taste with seasoning and a fast sear on a sizzling grill. This straightforward avocado puree provides creaminess to clean out the spicy kick.

Straightforward Pea and Spinach Carbonara

Recent pasta cooks quicker than dried pasta, making it essential for fast weeknight dinners like this scrumptious and wholesome meal. Eggs are the idea of the creamy sauce. They don’t seem to be absolutely cooked, so use pasteurized eggs within the shell in case you desire.

Sesame beef, garlic and broccoli with complete wheat noodles

A scrumptious marinade with garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and sesame oil infuses taste into sirloin steaks on this wholesome beef and cauliflower recipe. We suggest partially freezing the meat to make slicing simpler.